Symphony Orchestra $150,000 Donation Match

music donation matchThe NBSO is very pleased to announce that we have received a $150,000 Challenge Gift as an anonymous donation. We will receive a 2 to 1 matching gift for donations made in July and a 1 to 1 match for donations in August. The Symphony’s immediate goal is to raise $75,000 in July so that it will receive the entire $150,000 matching gift for a total of $225,000 in philanthropic support for the NBSO’s educational programs and concerts.

NBSO educational programs currently serve over 28,000 children annually and the Symphony’s concert series is attended by nearly 10,000 people. All told, NBSO’s concerts and educational programs serve 41 communities in and around the South Coast.

NBSO President and CEO Dave Prentiss stated that “our success in this effort will transform the NBSO’s financial standing and establish a solid fiscal foundation for the future. We will end our fiscal year in a strong financial position, be able to retire our accumulated operating debt, and establish a program investment fund that will allow us to strengthen our concert series and continue the expansion of our educational programs in the community.”

Chair of the NBSO Board of Trustees, David Wilson, stated “on behalf of everyone associated with the Symphony, I would like to express my deepest thanks for this wonderful act of generosity. The donor told us that the motivation for the gift is the strong belief in what the NBSO is doing in the community and the impact we are having in the lives of thousands of children and adults. Our job now is to spread this word so we can realize the full potential of the NBSO to build a community of music in the South Coast.”

Please help us take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity.



Fund Amount: $150,000

Expiring Date: 08/01/2011

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